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07-08-2007, 10:34 AM
Threats Show Need to Adopt 9/11 Recommendations, Democrat Says


"We can't let Pelosi get up there, and champion the recommendations of this damn commission, without first getting to the bottom of what really happened, and answering all of the questions that the family members raised." - Kyle Hence
By Jesse Westbrook

July 7 (Bloomberg) -- Recent terrorism threats underscore the need for U.S. lawmakers to implement the security recommendations of the Sept. 11 Commission to protect the nation from future attacks, said a Democratic member of the panel.

Failed attacks initiated last week in London show terrorists are "gaining strength, and our policies are not keeping pace,'' said Tim Roemer, a member of the panel that probed the government's response to Sept. 11. Congress has stalled in passing laws that would require the screening of all cargo on passenger airlines and freight on U.S.-bound ships.

"As the foot-dragging goes on in Washington, al-Qaeda is on the move,'' Roemer, a former U.S. House member from Indiana, said today in the Democratic Party's weekly radio address. "Congress needs to finish the job and get this bill to the president's desk.''

Attacks on New York and Washington six years ago led to the deaths of more than 3,000 Americans and prompted the U.S. government to form a bipartisan commission. Only about half of the panel's 41 recommendations aimed at making the nation safer have been implemented, Roemer said.